Source:Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Volume 1st, New York, p.257 (2008)
Call Number:Cubb Curr PS3618 .O3573 J56 2008
Keywords:1939-1945--Juvenile fiction, Brothers and sisters--Fiction, Family life--Pennsylvania--Fiction, Notable Children's Trade Book/Social Studies 2009, Pittsburgh (Pa.)--History--20th century--Fiction, Pittsburgh (Pa.)--History--20th century--Juvenile fiction, Schools--Fiction, Soldiers--Fiction, World War, World War, 1939-1945--Fiction
Summary: In 1943, eleven-year-old Ellie is her brother Jimmy's "best girl," and when he leaves Pittsburgh just before Thanksgiving to fight in World War II, he promises he will return, asks her to leave the Christmas tree up until he does, and reminds her to "let the joy out."
Lexile measure 640; ages 8-14; book level 4.1